Thanks for the Successful Scout Sunday
Thanks to all the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts and their families who attended RUMC’s special Scout Sunday celebration on Sunday, April 24th. We are hoping to making Scout Sunday an exciting annual feature of our church in the years ahead. We hope everyone who attended received a special blessing from the Lord.

Interested in Baptism or Membership?
Pastor Merritt is planning to welcome new members into our congregation at an upcoming service. If you are interested in baptism or becoming a member of our church family, contact Pastor Merritt or the church office right away.

Two Sundays in May
We will celebrate our annual Mother’s Day Service on Sunday, May 8th. Please plan to attend, and honor your mother on her special day. The following Sunday, May 15th, will be Pentecost Sunday, when we will raise a joyful noise unto the Lord.

Manly Man Yard and Plant Sale
The United Methodist Men are planning to hold their annual “Manly Man” Yard and Plant Sale on Saturday, April 30th between 7:00 AM and 1:00 PM. They are looking for donations of tools, power tools, yard tools, sporting equipment, yard furniture and collectibles as well as plant cuttings. If you would like to make a donation contact Jack Findlay at 626-9569, or drop your donation off at the church any Wednesday through Saturday morning and ask for Joe Cornell.

The Directory Is On Its Way
The 2016 Church Directory will be published very soon. In order to finance its publication, we are looking forward to providing advertisement space for local businesses and individuals.

Consider adding a memorial or an honorarium for only $20. Participating in our churches business directory pages provides an affordable way to promote your products and services. Church members are valuable consumers, who are looking for business they can rely on and trust—and our church directory can be a reliable source of product and service information.

A business advertisement is $25 for an ad the size of a business card, and only $40 for an ad twice that size. It’s a good way to get your name out to our church and help defray printing costs at the same time. Forms for submitting honorariums, memorials, and business ads can all be obtained at the church office.

Patriotic Hot Dogs
On Memorial Day weekend, the Care Committee will host a patriotic themed Hot Dog and Ice Cream luncheon. The special meal will be served immediately following services on Sunday, May 29th. Be sure to invite your family and friends to this harbinger of summer.

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The Bible Passage of the Week
A Great Cloud of Witnesses

So then let’s also run the race that is laid out in front of us, since we have such a great cloud of witnesses surrounding us. Let’s throw off any extra baggage, get rid of the sin that trips us up, and fix our eyes on Jesus, faith’s pioneer and perfecter. He endured the cross, ignoring the shame, for the sake of the joy that was laid out in front of him, and sat down at the right side of God’s throne.

Hebrews 12:1-2 (CEB)

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Faith Groups (Sunday School) for all ages at 9:00 AM
Worship Service at 10:00 AM
Hispanic Service at 1:00 PM

Rev. Merritt Waters, Pastor

Here at Riverview First United Methodist Church, it is our mission to win people to Christ, to train believers to become disciples, and to send disciples to impact our community and the world for Jesus Christ.
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Calendar of Events

Saturday, April 30
“Manly Man” Yard and Plant Sale. Crichton Hall and church grounds, 7:00 AM-Noon.

Monday, May 2
United Methodist Women. Library, 
7:00 PM.
United Methodist Men. Crichton Hall, 
7:00 PM.

Sunday, May 8
Mother’s Day Service.  Sanctuary, 
10:00 AM

Tuesday, May 10
Church Council Meeting.  Crichton Hall, 7:00 PM.

Sunday, May 15
Pentecost Sunday Service.  Sanctuary, 10:00 AM

Sunday, May 29
Patriot’s Hot Dog and Ice Cream Luncheon. Crichton Fellowship Hall, 11:15 AM.